Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.
Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.
Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.
A huge winter weather system is trekking through the Plains, Midwest, and into the New England States Wednesday. Already slideoffs and other accidents have been reported in central Indiana. Plan for delays early on. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10 a.m. The bulk of the problems should be done by 8 a.m. but we’ll still have scattered rain beyond then. Thursday looks MUCH better. We’ll dry out and be seasonably cool with a high of 42. Wind […]
I’ll describe Tuesday as “fine” because it’ll be a combo of quiet weather and cold temperatures. Nothing bad, nothing great. Highs will climb to 36, so still winter coat weather but no need for an umbrella. We do have an incoming winter storm set to roll in Tuesday night. We have a Winter Weather Advisory Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with the main concern being icing between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday. Snow will start close to midnight and […]
Still rather breezy to start our Monday morning. That’s giving us a wind chill effect. Our temperatures are pretty close to freezing but the wind is sweeping that little bit of heat away from our skin and making it feel like the teens so winter coat is still needed. We’ve also had some flurries this Monday morning that could cause slick conditions, especially on untreated surfaces. Especially north of Indianapolis, make sure kids aren’t running to the bus stop because they could […]
A cold front slid through Indiana overnight, dropping temperatures quickly! In fact, temperatures will continue to fall until at least 11am. At that point we will only warm a bit as we climb just back to about the freezing mark. Overall, though, this is a good trade because we’ll get a break from wet weather until Sunday. Highs this time of year should be about 40° but today we’ll dive back down to the 30s.We could have a few peeks of […]
We’ve had some light snow overnight with a few flurries left over for the morning rush. This light dusting isn’t enough for much shoveling, but you will come across slippery roads–especially in neighborhoods–Wednesday morning. Last night’s wind was not as relaxing as the steady, light rain from the night before. Some gusts reported were as high as 45 mph in Muncie. That wind is still lingering Wednesday morning. Wind chills have dipped into the single digits for many. Gloves and […]
Lots of alerts in the Midwest and New England States as a winter storm blows through. Some reports of up to seven inches of snow in Iowa with ice being the main problem from Chicago to South Bend. Our Flood Watch will expire Tuesday morning, but we additionally have a Wind Advisory today and tonight. Winds will be sustained 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Indiana has already picked up a quarter inch of rain, but the higher […]
Visibility WAY down this morning because of fog. Be very cautious as we could see some freezing fog as well. We’ve actually already had a month’s worth of precipitation and it’s only the 11th! We’ve got plenty more rain and even snow chances in the next seven days so plan on seeing Flood Watches continuing to pop up. Only areas far south in Indiana actually getting accumulating rain this morning but we’ll see the low lift north and push a […]
Wow! No doubt that cold front made it all the way through. Temperatures are 30 degrees colder than they were Thursday morning and they won’t warm much. Thursday’s high was 60 and Friday should hit 23. Yikes.Wind chills are close to zero this morning. We’ll have single digit chills all day Friday with chills below zero after midnight. Bundle up! It’s back to a winter coat and gloves Friday but after the AM flurries we’ll get some sunshine.There’s that cold […]
A warm front is sliding through now and that just means loads of moisture and the right amount of a breeze to support widespread, dense fog. Visibility has been terribly low all morning and many areas won’t see any relief until after 8 a.m. The dense fog is making it very difficult or even impossible to see potholes or flooded spots on the road. We do have a dense fog advisory in place, but the issue for the rest of […]
Tracking loads of rain this Wednesday morning. We’ve had many reports of lightning and heavy downpours out of a few storms first thing this morning. High water is creating issues on the roadways. The following roads are still open, but police are urging everyone to take alternate routes if possible! In Hendricks County: St. Rd. 75 in the Coatesville area In Johnson County: Smith Valley Rd (800 N) and Mullinix Rd; 225 N and 300 S Trafalgar; 300 N and […]